And the winner is….

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  1. 1 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 23, 2012 at 1:07 am


  2. 3 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 1:08 am


  3. 4 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 23, 2012 at 1:08 am

    You can never get enough!

  4. October 23, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I haven’t had the chance to catch up on all the threads today, so I don’t know if this video was already posted. Found on Smartypants: http://youtu.be/XMxtbAP2cyU

  5. 18 desertflower
    October 23, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Goodness…we are quick with this stuff! http://1980scalling.com/

  6. October 23, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Yes PBO was fantastic as usual, and he decked that clown liar

  7. October 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Couple great one-liners on Al’s FB page this evening:
    Al Giordano
    ‎”Unicorns are just horses with bayonets on their heads.” h/t Jonathan Weidert

    Al Giordano
    ‎”Romnesia is my only path to the sea.”

  8. 24 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

  9. 32 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 1:14 am

  10. October 23, 2012 at 1:14 am

  11. 41 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 1:18 am

    even friggin gopolitico’s roger simon

    In presidential debate, Obama takes Romney to school

    At the very beginning of his third and final debate with Barack Obama Monday night, Mitt Romney turned toward the president and said: “Mr. President, it’s good to be with you again.”

    And I would bet that, about 90 minutes later, even Romney would agree that it was not that good to have been on the debate stage with Obama once again.

    At age 65, Mitt Romney probably thought he was done with school. But he got schooled by Obama on foreign policy at what will be their last meeting before Election Day.

    Romney wasn’t terrible. But he was on the defensive for much of the evening, a fine sheen of sweat popped put on his forehead long before the debate ended, and – – worst of all – – Romney was repeatedly forced to say he agreed with Obama on policy after policy.


    • October 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

      😯 That’s his job gone with GOPolitico!

    • 43 Melissa
      October 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

      Actually Roger Simon is the only reasonable one on politico. Most of his columns are generally favorable to PBO. My other half likes him and usually sends me the highlights via email because I refuse to give clicks to that sh!tty website.

  12. October 23, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Thought I’d bring this over – kind of says it all.

  13. 46 FoxfireTX
    October 23, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Well I’ve gone from sad to just plain pissed. Have you EVER seen such a cynical campaign in your life? Say anything, do anything and enough of the American electorate will be STUPID enough to vote for you. Could this campaign possibly be more insulting to the American electorate? My god, what have we come to?

    • October 23, 2012 at 1:38 am

      Don’t be sad, Foxfire. In 14 days we will have created the future of America and will be working with President Obama to build that future, day after day.


    • 48 LunarSea
      October 23, 2012 at 1:42 am

      Do you always get sad in the middle of a celebration?

      • 49 FoxfireTX
        October 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

        Nope, I’m thrilled for PBO but sad with the state of our politics. I just want him to get his ass kicked from one end to the other for treating all of us so disrespectfully and with such contempt. Just makes me even more grateful for PBO. But it is a sorry lesson for those who are engaged in the political process for the first time.

    • 50 theo67
      October 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Mitt’s cynical attitude and belief that he just needed to show up will spur Democrats out to vote. The situation is too serious for the likes of Mitt Romney, and I think tonight showed that the world needs someone who knows enough to keep the troops safe, and that Iran and Syria don’t share a border (and that Iran is actually the path to the sea for most of the Middle East – not Syria). And I loved that when Romney ran to the relative safety of the economy, President Obama followed him there and made him own his record as governor.

      Don’t worry. Mitt lost this debate – as he should have lost it. He’s totally unworthy.

  14. 51 desertflower
    October 23, 2012 at 1:33 am


    The third and final presidential debate was President Obama’s best moment in the campaign so far. He was prepared on every issue and knew Mitt Romney’s record of past statements just as well.

    Obama succeeded because he conveyed his unique view of the world from the Oval Office. For undecided voters watching, all they probably heard was that he’s the commander-in-chief. And that’s what Team Obama wanted.

    For the most part, Romney made an effort to look presidential by not attacking. He was exceedingly careful and desperately tried not to make a mistake. In fact, despite his rhetoric for the last two years, he now apparently agrees with most of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.

    As a result, Romney’s biggest opponent was not the president, it was his own words. Obama did a brilliant job of bringing up past Romney statements — on Iraq, on the nation’s biggest adversary, on Afghanistan, on Osama bin Laden — to make him look unprepared for the presidency.

    As the debate went on, Romney tried many times to move the international affairs discussion back to the economy where he was more comfortable. It was as if he had only 30 minutes of foreign policy talking points for a 90 minute debate. As a result he seemed to string together random thoughts which often made him sound incoherent.

    Obama won the debate hands down.

    • 52 Left-Indie
      October 23, 2012 at 2:14 am

      Word salad, like someone else said. It’s wild how this man rises to the challenge at the last minute. Most people avoid high wire act, he seems to thrive in it. Mitt got mowed down tonite by the greatest political talent any party has produced in a long time.

      • 53 wes207
        October 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

        I think my favorite ingredient in the word salad was “I met someone from Appleton, Wisconsin!” And that was it! No more information on who, what, why. Well, congratulations, Mittster — I have also met people from various towns, and I’m no more qualified to be president than you are.

        • October 23, 2012 at 9:18 am

          “I met someone from Appleton, Wisconsin!” And that was it! No more information on who, what, why. Well, congratulations, Mittster.”

          😆 Hilarious!!!!!!

          • 55 Obama Grandmama
            October 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm

            I read an article by someone on this blog that when Mitt was the Gov of MA he did not know any or only few legislators names on either side even at the end of his time in office. That matches what the friend of the former Marine that was killed in Benghazi told him about meeting Mitt at a party and how Romney came up to him about 4x that night introducing himself as if he never met him before and one of the times was within a half an hour of the last time. To me that shows he really does not care about the people he meets that they only serve a purpose for him.

  15. October 23, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Chips, the winner is the humanity …

    Thank you for being the person with the courage and stamina to create and sustain this magnificent community.


    Yes We Can

  16. October 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

  17. 65 sabreen60
    October 23, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Cuz I just felt like it….

  18. 68 LunarSea
    October 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Please proceed Governor
    Horses & bayonettes

    Nuff said – goodnight all

  19. October 23, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Just read this great comment on DKos:

    “Just remember: Only American horses and bayonets stand between Iran and the Syrian beach.”

    • 70 HZ
      October 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

      (((((((((( Thanks for All that you do to make this beautiful space such a delight, Chips))))))))))))HZ

      Mr. President and Our beautiful First Lady, have a restful evening. Blessings to both of you.HZ

      You always make us very proud of you, Mr. President. Your brilliant mind along with your character give
      us all pause to be grateful that you are in the Oval Office and will be for another term. We Will Make Sure of that, Mr. President. God Bless you and keep you for all our futures.HZ

      Goodnight TOD Family and our Wonderful Chips.HZ

  20. October 23, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Loved this tweet from Albert Brooks, referencing all the schvitzing he did in the movie Broadcast News;

    “If Romney sweats anymore I get a royalty.”

    • 73 carla4obama
      October 23, 2012 at 2:19 am

      When does the sweating start? Does it ever drip or have to be wiped off? I truly doe not have the stomach to see the whole debate…my heart starts racing and I feel sick. But I would ike to see those parts. I remember the Nixon kennedy debate and the sweat on tricky Dicky was so pronounced! Kennedy stayed cool.

  21. 74 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 2:16 am

    • 75 carla4obama
      October 23, 2012 at 2:39 am

      Hi Dudette…I love that LOD statement….could it be posted in a tweet with the image?
      It needs to be SEEN!

  22. 76 Judith Fardig
    October 23, 2012 at 2:16 am

    political doping = electronic vote flipping. Don’t Let it happen here!

    Trying to post my tweet from tonight and failing

  23. 77 Bill R.
    October 23, 2012 at 2:17 am

  24. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    October 23, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Scathing NY Times Editorial…


    Mr. Obama hit Mr. Romney hard on his ever-shifting positions on world affairs, including comments he made in 2008 disparaging the idea that killing Osama bin Laden should be a priority. “You said we should ask Pakistan for permission,” Mr. Obama said. “If we had asked Pakistan for permission, we would not have gotten it.”

    Mr. Romney’s closing statement summed it all up. He said almost nothing about foreign policy. He moved back to his comfort zone: cheerfully delivered disinformation about domestic policy.

  25. 81 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 2:20 am

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  27. 87 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      October 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Well, AMK, I would say the NYT has pretty much made the understatement of the week. I would have stopped at the “no original ideas” cause everything he says is a tired old retread from some long ago time.

  28. 89 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

  29. 90 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

    h/t Democratic Underground

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  31. October 23, 2012 at 2:45 am

  32. 97 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 2:48 am

  33. 100 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 2:57 am

    • 101 99ts
      October 23, 2012 at 4:16 am

      and if the debate had gone for another 20 minutes he would have endorsed President Obama. Mitt has been saying “what he just said” for 20 years.

  34. 103 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

  35. 107 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 3:03 am

  36. 108 Zekke LyDonna
    October 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

    From the Alternate Universe:

    Faux News Focus Group (25 people):
    Question1: How many think Mitt Romney was best on the Economy. Answer: 11
    Question2: How many think Barack Obama was best on Foreign Policy. Answer: 14

    (He did not ask about Romney on Foreign Policy or Obama on Economy. If you extrapolate, based on the assumption that everyone would vote yes or no, Obama won Foreign Policy 14-11, and Obama won Economic Policy 14-11)

    According to Frank Luntz, the consensus was that Mitt was best on Economy, Obama on Foreign Policy.

    This is amazing. They shape the world to fit their own faux fax.
    FTD’s = Fox Transmitted Diseases. Somebody get these people some Obamacare.

  37. 111 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Ironically, Kenya (18%) was the most pro-Romney.

  38. 116 Jeff
    October 23, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Okay I’ve been trying to go amazon to find pro-PBO books and they all are negative it seems. Does anyone know of good ones? I mean from an outside source?

  39. 121 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 3:53 am

  40. 122 globalcitizenlinda
    October 23, 2012 at 4:26 am

    what a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks a lot President Obama for representing us so impressively.

    thanks Chips for all you do

  41. 123 auntsis522
    October 23, 2012 at 5:58 am

    So, I see I missed another great debate from our dear President. I knew he would get the job done. ******4 MORE DAYS UNTIL EARLY VOTING IN FLORIDA”. oh, I can’t wait for the weekend.

  42. 124 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 5:58 am

  43. 125 auntsis522
    October 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Oh, i forget to give a recap. I heard that FLOTUS was ‘on fire’ at Broward. The youngins’ were rowdy and rearing to go. My friend’s son is so excited he might meet PBO today in Delray. I sure hope so. Have a great day if I don’t get to post later.

  44. October 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Virginia class Submarines cost over 1 billion apiece, it’s like a space ship!

  45. October 23, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Morning all! Excellent morning in TOD world. THX to Chips and all.

    Chris Rock’s tweets last night were great, but my fave was from John Kerry…no not the exorcism one, tho it was sweet. This one:
    John Kerry ‏@JohnKerry

    debate was commander in chief vs campaigner in confusion, President O won cc: @stefcutter @davidaxelrod @jrpsaki @BenLaBolt

  46. 128 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:03 am

  47. 129 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:08 am

  48. 130 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:10 am

    • October 23, 2012 at 6:15 am

      I thought the President looked strong, while Willard attempted to repeat his first debate flip flops. Clearly, the President won, but their asking points are, both sides did good.
      Meanwhile, and most importantly, the President looked strong in Ohio for the Auto bailout and China, and Florida supporting Israel.

      • 132 anniebella
        October 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

        jovie141, B.S. Only one side show steady leadership and it was President Obama.

        • 133 anniebella
          October 23, 2012 at 8:21 am

          So by agreeing with what the President has or is doing , Mitt is saying the President is doing a good job. So the question is, why do we need Mitt Romney?

  49. October 23, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012
    12:20 AM
    Obama departs Delray, Fla.
    10:10 AM
    Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Delray Tennis Center in Delray, Fla.
    11:00 AM
    Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the University of Toledo.
    2:30 PM
    Obama arrives in Dayton, Ohio.
    3:50 PM
    Obama and Biden deliver remarks at a campaign event at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio.
    5:00 PM
    Obama departs Dayton, Ohio.
    6:20 PM
    Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews.
    6:35 PM
    Obama arrives at the White House.

    The president will attend a campaign rally in Delray, Fla., before heading to Dayton, Ohio for a rally at Triangle Park. He will be joined in Dayton by Vice President Joe Biden.

  50. 135 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:17 am

  51. 136 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:26 am

  52. 138 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:35 am

  53. 143 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

  54. 147 amk for obama
    October 23, 2012 at 7:03 am

    • 148 Ladyhawke
      October 23, 2012 at 7:35 am


      Presidential debate: Romney endorses Obama


      Monday’s presidential debate, the third and last between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, featured a forceful and articulate defense of Obama’s foreign policy. That was no surprise. What was surprising was that it came from Romney.
      If Romney believes in a thoughtful and centrist foreign policy, which he hadn’t until Monday night, it would argue for his candidacy. But if that vision is attractive — and it is — why not stick with the president who is already pursuing it?



  55. 149 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I think we’ve found a bigger fool than Palin. I’m caught between laughter and befuddlement.

  56. 151 utaustinliberal
    October 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Paul Ryan clearly didn’t watch the debate. Doesn’t he know a new Romney appeared on stage last night?

  57. 156 Zekke LyDonna
    October 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

  58. 157 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Bill Press Show saws PBO’s Bear-Hug Pizza Shop Owner was one of the President’s guest at the debate last night! Nice!

    • 165 amk for obama
      October 23, 2012 at 8:00 am


  59. 166 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 8:01 am

    #horsesandbayonets still the number 2 trending topic in US on Twitter – and no one had to pay for it!!

  60. 167 anniebella
    October 23, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I’m sure the no good media will try to spin things in Mitt’s favor.

  61. October 23, 2012 at 8:06 am

    In case you missed it, John Kerry tweeted last night that it was a contest between commander in chief and candidate in confusion. Priceless!

  62. 171 dudette9t9
    October 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • 172 anniebella
      October 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

      I was wondering about that. Mitt talked of building more ships, but not a word about the troops over there fighting now, or taking care of them when they come home.

  63. 173 dotster3
    October 23, 2012 at 8:18 am

    “fewer horses and bayonets”——–6.4 million tweets!

  64. 174 hopefruit2
    October 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Even “Victor” on the Young & The Restless is proud of our President!

  65. 175 dotster3
    October 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

  66. 176 nospin
    October 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Did anyone see a picture of Romney’s grandson reaching for PO to hold him after they were on stage after the debate? The little guy leaned forward and reached out to PO and they had to pull him back. lolololol I am hoping someone was able to capture that moment.

  67. 182 anniebella
    October 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

    You know at this point, I don’t want to hear another word about these so call undecided voters. I don’t believe they are undecided, just looking for some attention.

  68. 183 LDS
    October 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Good morning TOD!
    It feels so good to be alive! It’s a beautiful morning.

    I love the pics, Chips of POTUS and FLOTUS. What a class act on stage/off stage, sitting/ standing.
    We are so blessed to wake up knowing that we have a smart, caring, intelligent, kind, long suffering, joyful, peaceful, faithful President.
    All the seven characterists of the fruit of the Spirit. Like most people I talked to early this morning in NYC, cannot wait to vote. You who have the privilege of voting early, please take full advantage of this opportunity. It is an honor to vote for a man who deserves four more years and more…
    If Bloomberg can buy and force another term on us here in New York, surely this President who has done so much and not get the respect he deserves should be allowed to move us FOWARD.

  69. 184 LDS
    October 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Anniebella, I agree with you. What is there to be undecided about now, “fewer horses and bayonets”?
    Come on, give me a break. Enough of the BS!

  70. 186 Titti
    October 24, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Thanks guys, I was there in spirit. Fell off my chair laughing at the clip of PBO ‘Schooling’ Mittbott – ships indeed! He wants to take the US to 1917 – horses and bayonets – ROFL. Mittbott is devoid of shame or self respect to be continuously making an azz of himself. The pics just warm the cockles of my heart – luv em!

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